car stalls when coming to a stop

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Asked by Oct 16, 2007 at 10:27 PM about the 1970 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1970 VW bug, the car runs great except when coming to a stop the vehicle will want to stall, if I step on the gas pedal it will stay running any ideas what could be the problem?  

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Sounds like a carburetor issue or perhaps alternator/generator issue, RPMs not high enough or alternator brushes too worn to keep electrical power for the engine to stay alive at low RPMs.

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When idling the rpm are ok the car does not die, only when I come to a stop. I'm going to go and get a new fuel filter today and try that. How can I test the alternator? I notice that one of the vaccum outlet is taped up with tape could this cause a problem with the stalling?

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Hi redbug70 I also have the same problem with my 1970 vw bug. When it is idling good it stalls like yours does. I was wondering if you found what caused it and how you fixed it. Thanks in advance.

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